Christmas Lights, Holiday Plays, and Winter Festivities Guide

Uncovering Oklahoma’s Holiday Guide highlights the various winter festivities, such as Christmas Lights, plays, and winter sports, happening throughout Oklahoma in 2019-2020. Events and Performing Arts are sorted by Date while everything else is alphabetical.

For fall activities, check out the Halloween/Fall Guide. Looking for New Year Celebrations? Read the New Years Celebrations Guide.

This guide is regularly updated, so check back. Some listings may be placeholders and so if you see last year’s date, then I haven’t been able to confirm the event for this year at the time. Before traveling, double-check with venues on social media for status updates as weather can be an issue or a place may be rented for a private event.

Arts and Entertainment

Christmastime is coming to Enid with numerous family-friendly events, concerts, and performances scheduled throughout the season. Beginning in November, visitors to Enid can enjoy holiday décor and yuletide cheer at various local businesses and events.

Christmas in the Park makes its debut with a fun, free event for all ages on Saturday, November 24, 2018. From 6 to 9 pm, guests to Meadowlake Park can enjoy cookie decorating, storytelling, ornament and toy making, writing a letter to and taking pictures with Santa, partaking in festive games and riding carnival rides, including a carousel. A train that tours the park will also be running for $2 per person per ride. Christmas in the Park will also take place on December 1, 8 and 15 from 6 to 9 pm.

Throughout the month of December, visitors can step back in time during Christmas in the Village as Humphrey Heritage Village at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is transformed to replicate Christmastime as it was more than 100 years ago. Opening night is Friday, December 7 from 5 to 8 pm and includes guided tours through the historic buildings decorated for the season, live entertainment, ornament decorating and children’s crafts. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a family up to five. Beginning Saturday, December 8, admission to the village to view the decorations is included in museum admission, which is $7 per person. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. All exhibits will be closed on Christmas Day.

WHERE: Artesian Hotel
1001 West 1st Street, Sulphur

Celebrate a Christmas your family at The Artesian Hotel this holiday season as they’re bringing back the tradition of a “Classic Christmas” with horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers, gingerbread workshop, storytime with Mrs. Claus, breakfast with Santa and even an appearance by a live reindeer. Other events include Carriage Rides from Sweet Swirlz at the Artesian, Chickasaw National Recreation Area Candlelight Tours, Breakfast with Santa in the Artesian Hotel Ballroom, and more.

Full events here:

Skaters on the Devon Ice Rink - photo by Dennis Spielman

WHERE: Myriad Botanical Gardens
301 West Reno Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 8 – February 2, 2020

Just as the leaves are falling and the temperatures dip down to the freezing mark, the Devon Ice Rink will open for its ninth season at Myriad Botanical Gardens. As one of the premier attractions of Downtown in December, the rink is located on the transformed Seasonal Plaza and features 5500 square feet of real ice, skate rentals, seasonal food and beverage offerings. Take part in all that is magical about the holiday season and skate under the skyline and twinkle lights strung across the rink.

Admission is $13 per person for all ages and includes skates; $8 for guests if you bring your own; $8 for military members; $7 for members of the Gardens and includes skates. A group rate of 10 or more is $9 per person and includes skates. Please make a reservation in advance for a group.

WHERE: Midtown Mutts Dog Park
409 West Park Place, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Bring the pups and enjoy a pet-friendly Dog Day in December holiday-themed fundraiser on Thursday, December 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Midtown Mutts Dog Park (407 W. Park Pl.), benefiting the Midtown Association.

Dogs can take photos with Santa (printed on-site) for a donation of $10 and enjoy complimentary “puppuccinos.” Goodie bags stuffed with dog treats, toys, and Midtown swag will be available for purchase. Each goodie bag will include a ticket to the “After Party at the Holiday Pop-Ups Shops” where guests will receive a beer ticket to The Big Friendly Beer Bus.

A Dog Day in December is free and open to all ages, but beverages and photos with Santa will have a suggested donation. This event is sponsored by the Midtown Association. Special thanks to Midtown Renaissance for donating the use of the Midtown Mutt’s Dog Park.

Downtown in December is a series of holiday events and attractions in Oklahoma City. It’s a one-of-a-kind winter experience that features thrilling outdoor ice skating, a tree lighting festival, afternoon visits with Santa Claus, a festive holiday run, snow tubing, free water taxi excursions, performing arts, shopping, and parties that are all surrounded by twinkling holiday lights.

WHERE: Mitch Park
1501 West Covell Road, Edmond

Mitch Park in Edmond is home to an outdoor ice skating rink and a holiday light trail. Luminance is the new walk-thru holiday light display that will be open to the public at the park during the month of December.

WHERE: Downtown Guthrie
WHEN: November – December

Guthrie’s Territorial Christmas began as a hometown holiday event in 1995 when a group of merchants and citizens decided to celebrate Christmas as it had been in the early days of the Oklahoma Territory after the Land Run of 1889. Their biggest draw is the Victorian Walk Evenings where you can spend an evening strolling brick streets enjoying life as it was in Christmas’s past.

Windows throughout the Downtown Historic District come alive with living scenes depicting the joys of the season. During the Victorian Walk Evenings, watch for roving carolers and peanut vendors in the streets, shopkeepers and elegant folks dressed for the celebration in period costumes and the welcoming ambiance you’ve come to expect in Historic Guthrie.

WHERE: Frontier City
11501 North I-35 Service Road, Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 22 – January 1, 2020

Enjoy Christmas lights, visits with Santa Claus, rides, holiday shows and more at Frontier City every weekend this holiday season.

Red Earth Treefest - photo by Dennis Spielman

WHERE: OSU/OKC Student Center
900 North Portland in Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 4-13, 2019

Red Earth celebrates the Christmas season with a decidedly Native Twist during the 5th Annual Red Earth Treefest scheduled December 4-13 on the campus of OSU/OKC in Oklahoma City

This popular family Holiday Tradition features over 20 Christmas Trees decorated with handmade ornaments and art objects created by Oklahoma Native Tribes. Ornaments on each Christmas tree will showcase the distinctive and diverse cultures of the Native nations and tribes that call Oklahoma home.

LOCATION: 3rd & Denver, Tulsa
WHEN: November 23, 2018 – January 5, 2020

The Winterfest celebration will include outdoor ice skating, photographs with “Segway Santa,” a towering tree, horse and carriage rides, and delicious concessions in Downtown Tulsa. Tulsa boasts one of the nation’s largest ice rinks with 9,000 square feet of perfectly layered ice.

LOCATION: 3rd & Denver, Tulsa
WHEN: December 18, 2019 – January 1, 2020

Gathering Place is transforming into a Winter Wonderland this season! Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines is spreading holiday cheer with special performances and strolling carolers, festive food, holiday drinks, nightly entertainment, a holiday train and thousands of twinkling lights shining throughout Chapman Adventure Playground! Don’t forget to capture a family photo with Santa Claus by the fireplace available every night through December 24! Create holiday traditions and memories for the whole family at Winter Wonderland presented by American Airlines at Gathering Place. All activities are free and open to the public.

Look out for special appearances by Gathering Place Characters, Coca-Cola Bears, Snow King and Queen, and featured entertainment at Gather Round Stage. 

Christmas Lights, Holiday Lights, and other Bright Spots
Lights on Broadway in Automobile Alley, part of Downtown Oklahoma City - photo by Dennis Spielman
Automobile Alley

WHERE: 4th to 10th Street on Broadway Avenue in Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 23, 2019 – January 1, 2020

From 4th to 10th Street on Broadway Avenue in Oklahoma City, stroll through Automobile Alley’s colorful walls of lights. Open every night from November 23 until January 1. Colorful LED lights drape the buildings along eight blocks of North Broadway making for a magical holiday wonderland.

The Lights On Broadway Opening event on will be on Saturday, November 23rd, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. for those wanting to discover the Alley “in the new old-fashioned way!”

Lights in Bricktown, Oklahoma City - photo by Dennis Spielman

WHERE: Bricktown, Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 29, 2018 – January 11, 2020
ADMISSION: Parking fee varies by location/time

The Bricktown Canal Lights display will brighten your Bricktown experience. As you stroll the canal, enjoy the dining and shopping along downtown OKC’s premier entertainment district under the gorgeous holiday lights. The light display is free to the public. Keep an eye out for Santa as he tours downtown events on his segway and delivers goodies for both kids and adults.

Take the Free Holiday Taxi Ride on Thursdays through Sundays from November 29 through December 29, 2019. The narrated and holiday-themed Free Holiday Water Taxi Rides will begin at the main Water Taxi dock on canal level, below the entrance to Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse and Brickopolis. The tours will run on a continuous loop through Bricktown, turning around near the Residence Inn by Marriott (in Lower Bricktown), and returning to the loading dock. All of the canal’s holiday decorations will be visible on the tour. Each round trip is estimated to take 20-30 minutes.

STARTING POINT: Holiday Pop-Up Shops
399 NW 10th Street, Oklahoma City
ADMISSION: $20 (bike rental extra)

Experience downtown Oklahoma City’s Holiday lights in a whole new way by biking through Automobile Alley and Heritage Hills with Ride OKC. You’ll see stunning festive light displays while listening to your favorite holiday tunes. Worried about being cold? We have you covered with a warm and delicious cup of hot chocolate from Katy Bug’s Sips and Sweets.

This Ride OKC special edition tour is offered for $20. It lasts 1.5 hours and includes a unique experience, local guide, bottle of water, and hot chocolate. Don’t own a bike? Just add a bike or kids trailer rental at check out.

WHEN: November 23 – December 31, 2019
ADMISSION: Free, however, extra cost for events

Through the power of community spirit, Chickasha’s Festival of Lights is a worthy visit. All decorations are designed and hand-made in Chickasha with the help of thousands of volunteers. This free event does have some paid extras, such as bus tours, carriage rides, laser tag, camel rides, and photos with Santa available for a charge. For more information, directions, and special event dates visit their website at

WHERE: 3400 West Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee
WHEN: November 28 – December 31, 2019

At the Christmas Kingdom, drive through Castleton Village, filled with over thousands of holiday inflatables and colorful lights, creating an unforgettable display. Open every night, Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s Eve. Admission for the drive-through is free, though donations are gratefully accepted. Some of the activities, such as the Christmas Train, Pony Rides, and Holiday Hayride, have a fee.

Take a hayride or a carriage ride through the Village, or ride the ponies or the camel! Don’t miss the petting zoo. Stop inside The Castle for the Christmas Shoppe, free family movies, unique merchants, and the cafe. Make ornaments in Santa’s workshop and warm up by the fireplace.

WHERE: Downs Family Home
2900 72nd Avenue SE, Norman
WHEN: November 28 to December 31, 2019

With over 18 miles of light strands, the Downs Family transforms their countryside property into a Christmas Musical Experience, syncing up several Christmas songs to lights. The experience is similar to going to a drive-in movie where patrons would park on the field, turn their radio to 107.1 FM, and watch the show. The show is free with them only collecting food and cash donations for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

WHERE: Honor Heights Park
1400 Honor Heights Drive in Muskogee
WHEN: November to January 1, 2020

The Muskogee Parks and Recreation Department presents Garden of Lights, a display of over 1.2 million lights decorating the trees, bushes, and walkways throughout Honor Heights Park. A beautiful, glittering display is timed to holiday music as you drive through the park. Don’t miss the ice rink, refreshments, and gift shop.

WHERE: Chandler Community Center at Chandler Park
6500 West 21st Street in Tulsa
WHEN: November 29 through December 31
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 6p-9p

Chandler Park will be ablaze with the sights and sounds of the holiday spirit during November and December with the annual Holiday Lights on the Hill event. The public is invited to take a drive through three miles of bright lights and whimsical displays in celebration of Christmas. In addition to the lights display, the park will offer horse-drawn carriage rides and even a special visit from Santa.

WHERE: Oklahoma City
WHEN: December
Mon – Thu: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A neighborhood of animated Christmas lights! Coming from I-40, head North along Council Road until you reach 23rd Street. Turn left, heading west to the Graham Ave where you’ll turn left to start seeing the lights. Tune your car radio to 107.1 FM to hear the music. They accept canned good donations.

ADMISSION: Free – donations welcomed, cost for carriage rides
WHEN: November 22 - December 30, 2019
Sunday – Thursday: 6 – 10 PM | Friday – Saturday: 6 – 11 PM

Midwest City’s holiday lights shine brightly each night the Friday before Thanksgiving through December 30; Sunday-Thursday 6 pm to 10 pm and Friday-Saturday 6 pm to 11 pm. Admission is free, though they offer a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the shimmering lights on Friday and Saturday nights or by appointment for a fee. Enjoy the amazing 118 foot Christmas tree illuminated with over 9,000 LED bulbs, the impressive tunnel of lights, Santa fly fishing in a 15-foot waterfall, elves baking in the candy factory and so much more!

To get to the lights from I-40 or I-240 exit Douglas Blvd. North and follow the Snowflakes heading West on S.E 15th to the entrance at Century Blvd.

ADMISSION: $6 for adults and $1 for children 11 and under
WHEN: November 29 – December 22, 2019

A wonderful holiday tradition returns again this year at Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve, with the spectacular Wonderland of Lights. The grounds and buildings of Woolaroc will be covered with over 750,000 lights as the historic ranch transforms itself into a magical winter wonderland! The lights will be turned on Friday, November 29th and will be on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 5-9 p.m., through December 22nd. Entertainment will be in the Heritage Theater almost every Friday and Saturday night, and a schedule of performances will be distributed at the Front Gate when guests arrive. Again this year, the main drive to the campus will be reversed, allowing guests the unique view, seen only this time of year, of the buildings across from Clyde Lake, outlined in lights.

“This is truly one of those wonderful family traditions for so many people,” said Woolaroc CEO Bob Fraser. “We have families who meet here at Woolaroc each year to celebrate their ‘family Christmas’ during our lights. In addition to the lights, we have wagon rides, live entertainment, Santa Claus in the Museum, hot cider/hot chocolate and cookies for sale in the Lodge; and, if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the Holiday Horseman, covered in lights, riding across the grounds. To have the chance to walk the grounds as holiday music drifts through the trees, enjoying the lights, hearing the laughter of children – this is the way things should be this time of year,” said Fraser.

Woolaroc is located 12 miles SW of Bartlesville on State Highway 123 and 45 miles NW of Tulsa. For more information, call Woolaroc at 918-336-0307, extension 10 or 11.

ADMISSION: Free – Donations welcomed

Holiday excitement and free family fun are in store at Yukon’s breathtaking Christmas in the Park, a magical wonderland of visual entertainment offered starting the Saturday before Thanksgiving at 6 p.m., then running from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. every night through New Year’s Eve. Motorists from across the country drive along nearly three miles of illuminated fun in three inter-connected city parks to see 4.5 million twinkling lights and over 500 one-of-a-kind lighted displays. Guests may also enjoy walking through the lights or, for a small fee, riding the Santa Express Train.

The tour starts in Yukon City Park, winds through Freedom Trail, then concludes Chisholm Trail Park. 

Walkers: stop by several “selfie stations” scattered throughout the parks. These festive stations are a great backdrop for a family photo or your next profile picture. Be sure to tag the City of Yukon in your pictures! Walkers, as well as those who want to visit Santa, are encouraged to park in the Oklahoma Parking Lot, located on the north end of Chisholm Trail Park.

At the Santa Express Train Station, young and old alike will love taking photos in the adorable Gingerbread Family Photo Cutouts, in the airplane, on the toy train or by Czechers, the massive Polar Bear! The recently added singing Christmas tree is sure to add some magic to your visit. For a small fee, the ever-popular Santa Express Train carries you on an enchanting ride among millions of Christmas lights.

A new 30 foot RGB Christmas Tree presents a stunning light show throughout your visit. Enjoy animations and dancing lights, all synched to your favorite Christmas tunes. Other recent additions include a majestic unicorn and juggling dragon.

Admission is free, and donations are merrily accepted at both the Chisholm Trail Park exit and the City Park exit. When you exit Chisholm Trail Park, don’t forget to stop by the Character House for selfies with your favorite Christmas characters. Santa will even make appearances on Friday and Saturday evenings!

WHERE: Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantel Drive, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Sunday, December 22, 2019, at 5 pm

The entire community is encouraged to join in a display of light, joy, solidarity and an expression of the great American spirit and freedom. The Grand Chanukah Celebration will feature a giant Menorah lighting, live music, hot latkes, doughnuts, and a light and fire entertainment show.

Parties and Dining Experiences

WHERE: EMBARK Transit Center
421 NW 4th Street in Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 15, 2019, from Noon to 5 pm

The holidays are here, so let’s all celebrate together! Stop by the EMBARK Transit Center on Sunday, December 15 from Noon-5:00 p.m. for a visit with Santa and other holiday characters. Get engaged with making a holiday craft, writing a letter to Santa, and more. The fun is free to all! Throughout December you can also enjoy live music and other local entertainers adding holiday cheer at the EMBARK Transit Center! 

WHERE: Project 3810
3810 North Tulsa Avenue in Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 21, 2019, from 6 pm to 10 pm

As entrepreneurs and small business owners, we usually don’t have the opportunity to have a corporate Christmas party. Don’t let the Grinch get you down because StartUP Grind OKC is throwing a Christmas party for all entrepreneurs and small business owners in OKC. You do not want to miss this party to kick back with like-mind folks and celebrate the year. What a great way to jump into 2020! Food, Brews, and Festivities! Tickets for individuals are just $15 which covers the cost of the food and drinks.

Holiday Shopping Events

WHERE: OKC Farmer’s Public Market
311 South Klein Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 11 AM – 5 PM

Featuring food trucks, live music by Heartbreak Rodeo and Anna Massey, Holiday Shopping with some of the best local Oklahoma vendors, wine tastings, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and more. Free parking! This event is benefiting The Homeless Alliance in Oklahoma City. Admission is $4 for ages 12 & up.  Under 12 is free. 

WHERE: Oklahoma State Fair
3001 General Pershing Blvd in Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 23, 2019

The 10th Annual Santa Market Craft Show will be held at the Oklahoma State Fair Park on Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Oklahoma. They are excited to be in the Pavilion Building, which will allow for more vendors, wider aisles, and bigger booths to give you the best shopping experience of the holiday season! They plan to continue to offer FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, FREE RED SHOPPING BAGS to the first 1,000 customers, and FREE PHOTOS WITH SANTA!! They will have their Alzheimer’s Booth and The Silent Auction for Alzheimer’s. Their show has NOT changed, only the location.

The Holiday Pop-Up Shops in 2014 photo by Dennis Spielman

WHERE: 397 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 22 — December 22, 2019

A holiday shopping village in the heart of Midtown! Visit over 50 independent shops, an urban Christmas tree lot managed by Bishop John Carroll School and much more at the Holiday Pop-Up Shops. Shops rotate weekly through a set of geodesic domes and the tree lot is available until trees sell out.

WHERE: Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market
WHEN: Sunday, December 1, 2019, from 12 PM to 6 PM

Sleigh Bells Market returns to the OKC Farmers Market Building in Oklahoma City! Two floors of vendors with vintage, handmade and local goods! Holiday drinks will be served by the Farmers Market Bar. There are no direct sales or multi-level marketing vendors at this event. Owned and produced by Revolve Productions.

WHERE: Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center
1700 West Independence Street in Shawnee
WHEN: Sunday, December 14, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm

Come do some holiday shopping with great vendors bringing vintage Christmas, holiday goods, handmade goods, boutique items, and gifts! There are no direct sales or multi-level marketing vendors at this event. Owned and produced by Revolve Productions.

WHERE: Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
2 South Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 7-8, 2019

Holly Jolly Shops at the Brick is a two-day event featuring some amazing retailers, food, and fun on the concourse of the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Come enjoy holiday shopping in a festive atmosphere! Hot, Fresh Kettle Corn, appearances by Elsa, The Grinch, Olaf, Buddy the Elf, and a visit from Santa Claus! There are no direct sales or multi-level marketing vendors at this event. Produced by Revolve Productions.

Concerts, Performing Arts and Parades

WHERE: Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
2501 North Blackwelder, Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 9 – December 23, 2019

The Christmas classic that follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. For tickets and showtimes or visit

WHERE: 120 West Harrison Avenue, Guthrie
WHEN: November 29 – December 22, 2019

The beloved American holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life, comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast at The Pollard Theatre. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.

A Christmas Carol by Lyric Theatre - promo photo

WHERE: Lyric Theatre in the Plaza District
725 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 29 – December 24, 2019

Go on a magical journey with Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future! The spectacular Oklahoma holiday tradition returns featuring stunning sets, sparkling costumes and a cast of beloved characters that will get your entire family in the holiday spirit.

WHERE: The Boom!
2218 NW 39th Street, Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 29 – December 28, 2019

Christmas with the Crawfords, created by Richard Winchester and written by Mark Sargent, is a hilarious tribute to Hollywood’s “Golden Era” set during the infamous 1940s Christmas Eve live radio broadcast of Joan Crawford (played by Kitty Bob Aimes) and her children from their Brentwood home. Joan has scheduled a live interview with Hedda Hopper in a desperate bid for publicity in hopes of saving her career, but her plan is foiled when numerous Hollywood icons drop by to steal the spotlight, including Judy Garland, Carmen Miranda, the Andrews Sisters, Ethel Merman, and Bette Davis as Baby Jane Hudson! And when Joan’s adoring children take the stage, it becomes clear why Christmas With the Crawfords is called the mother of all campy holiday musicals.

WHERE: Carpenter Square Theatre
806 West Main Street, Oklahoma City
WHEN: November 29th – December 21, 2019

David Sedaris’ hilarious comedy, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, is about an out-of-work slacker who takes a job as an elf at Macy’s department store during the holiday crunch. The play is rated PG-13,

WHERE: Santa Fe Train Depot
100 South E.K. Gaylord Boulevard in Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 7-8, 13-15, and 20-23, 2019

Put on your pajamas and step aboard a private streetcar for storytime with Mrs. Claus this holiday season.

Arrive early for a peek inside the historic Santa Fe Train Depot where you will enjoy milk, cookies, and photo opportunities. Then, Mrs. Claus and her elves escort you on a chartered streetcar for a VIP journey around the loop while she reads “The Polar Express” and “Santa Comes to Oklahoma City.”

Then arrive back to shop at the made-in-Oklahoma store, Scissortail Gifts, and receive a complimentary wooden Oklahoma-shaped ornament. A portion of sales from this tour helps wrap-up homelessness in Oklahoma City with a donation to the Homeless Alliance.

Offered most Friday, Saturday, and Sundays in December along with other select dates. This is a ticketed event and reservations are required. For more information, pricing, and tickets visit

WHERE: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
2920 Paseo, Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 5-21, 2019

Join Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park for a celebration of the life and love of Jane Austen, as seen through the eyes of her most beloved characters, this Holiday season! Dance, sing, and eat sweet treats among a wonderful cast of characters decked out in their finery for the Christmas holidays. Celebrate and play along as you witness her most famous love stories come to life before your eyes. Bring your dancing shoes and dress in your best, or just come as you are and enjoy the show. Participation is welcome, and cheer is infectious!

WHERE: Gaslight Theatre
221 North Independence, Enid
WHEN: December 6-8 and 12-15, 2019

Scrooge is the musical retelling of the classic Dickens’s tale. From the tender “Live While You Can” to the raucous “Thank You Very Much,” the music invites the audience on Scrooge’s journey to enlightenment. The stage play is based on the 1970 movie musical starring the late Albert Finney. Fun for the whole family.

WHERE: Stockyards City Main Street
1307 South Agnew Ave, Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 7, 2019, at 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

In Stockyards City, ring in the holiday season with the Cowboy Christmas Parade starting off the stampede of longhorn steers, followed by parade participants, and their own Cowboy Santa. You won’t see a parade like this one! After the parade, enjoy refreshments and entertainment while shopping at the district-wide open house from Stockyards City merchants.

WHERE: Oklahoma City Improv Theatre
1757 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 2019

It’s the most hilarious time of the year as OKC Improv spreads its annual holiday cheer by bringing multiple nights of nonstop laughter!

WHERE: Sooner Theatre
101 East Main Street, Norman
WHEN: December 6-15, 2019

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

WHERE: OKC Civic Center Music Hall
201 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 14-22, 2019

Celebrate the season with The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s familiar score and Artistic Director Robert Mills’ delightful staging will fill the Civic Center in a warm glow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince return to the delight of the young and the young at heart.

WHERE: Downtown Tulsa
WHEN: December 14, 2019, at 1:00 pm

Since 1926, the Tulsa Christmas Parade has entertained thousands of children and adults year after year as it winds through the historic streets of downtown Tulsa. In its early days, when Tulsa was a new town booming with rapid growth from the recent discovery of oil, the Christmas parade quickly became an annual tradition that has continued to be a favorite event.

WHERE: OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center
7777 South May Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 6 & 7 2019

Grab your family and friends for an incredible performance and reimagining of the classic holiday story! Follow Carlos on his hip hop journey to self-discovery through magical lands filled with larger-than-life characters.

WHERE: Downtown Norman
WHEN: Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 6:00 pm

The Norman Main Street Christmas Holiday Parade “Making Spirits Bright” will feature bands, floats, and horses beginning at 6 pm. Set in a festive spirit complete with a variety of Christmas characters, this annual holiday parade will also feature an appearance by the man of the month, Santa Claus. The parade takes place in Downtown Norman, stretching across Main Street beginning at Pickard Avenue.

WHERE: 2221 Exchange Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 21, 2019

Join the Rodeo Opry Band and a bevy of top performers as they share songs of the season at the annual Rodeo Opry Christmas Show.

Retro Wonderland

4200 North Western Avenue, Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 12, 13, and 14, 2019

The City Cabaret OKC is celebrating the holiday season by transforming into an intimate 1950’s jazz club offering a mix of Christmas and classic jazz standards. Tickets are $25. Dressing in a retro-style is not required but encouraged.

WHERE: Actors Casting & Talent Services
30 NE 52nd Street, Oklahoma City
WHEN: December 13th & 14th, 2019

The Space Sketch Comedy Theatre provides unique, quality entertainment you can’t see anywhere else in Oklahoma. Completely original, locally crafted, live sketch comedy and music by Oklahomans, for Oklahomans.

10300 E 81st Street, Tulsa
WHEN: December 10, 2019

Brian Nhira’s acclaimed Tulsa Christmas concert featuring his friends from ‘The Voice’ returns for its fourth year and grand finale show, at the TCC VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education on Saturday, December 21st, at 7 pm.

Over the course of this Tulsa Christmas concert series, Nhira has hosted numerous contestants from the hit NBC show ‘The Voice’ and countless talented Oklahoma based musicians for memorable performances. As ‘The Voice’ Christmas concert series’ concludes, this years show is poised to be the most exciting and it will feature an eclectic group of national and local performers.

 The Gift Raps is an annual charity event for homeless and those in need during the holidays that tours around various cities in Oklahoma. Each show is free and excepting donations such as non-perishable food items, socks, gloves, toys for children, etc.

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